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Thames & Kosmos
$33.49 at Target

Based on the bestselling children?s book The Dangerous Book for Boys, this kit presents electronics every kid should know through ...fun, engaging, and impressive experiments and activities. Learn about electric current and electrons. Conduct 30 hair-raising experiments with static electricity, circuits, and electronics.Parents and grandparents will appreciate this nostalgic kit, updated for today?s kids. With more than 30 hands-on experiments and projects, it offers a great opportunity for parent-son bonding. Awards: 2010 Parents' Choice Foundation Girl Toy of the YearManufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th GradeEducational Focus: Science, Teaching AidFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 62 Includes: Experiment Guide, Instruction Guide, Activity GuidePower Source: BatteryMaterial: Plastic, Metal, PaperCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: Required, not included: 1 alkaline 9 volt Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.49 at Target

This kit is, in fact, rocket science, but that doesn?t mean it?s difficult or boring! Physics comes alive in this action-packed se...ries of experiments centered around a specially-designed ?stomp-on? rocket launcher with three foam rockets. Launch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forces, build a balloon-propelled rocket, boat, and race car, and play a game to try to hit target ?planets? with the foam rockets. Explore the physical principles of gravity and inertia, and learn about air pressure. Read up on the different vehicles humans have used to escape Earth?s gravitational pull. Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and UpGrade Level: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 3rd GradeEducational Focus: Teaching Aid, ScienceFeatures: Multiple Levels of PlayNumber of Players: 1 PlayerNumber of Pieces: 29 Includes: Instruction Guide, Activity Guide, Balloon, Experiment GuidePower Source: ManualMaterial: Rubber, Foam, Paper, PlasticCare and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry ClothWarranty Description: 1 Year Limited Manufacturer WarrantyBattery: no battery usedAssembly Details: assembly required, no tools needed Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.40 $34.95 at AfterSchool.com

Astonish yourself with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as you explore human perception and the physics of light. Ex...periment with light and the color spectrum by building a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock, and diffraction glasses. Learn how the eye and a camera are similar and how they are different. Build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses. Investigate lenses and light refraction. Experiment with spatial vision and depth perception with 3D glasses and an Ames room model. Find your blind spot and watch things disappear. View stunning optical illusions involving shapes, color, depth, and scale. Make a curved line look straight. Turn cardboard transparent. See the world shrink. Make white by mixing red, green, and blue, and see colors in black and white. See firsthand how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape, and motion. Conduct over 35 experiments, guided by the 48-page, full-color manual. Recommended Ages:8 and up Dimensions: 13.09in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at AfterSchool.com

Splash into science with this experiment kit designed specifically for use in the bathtub, kitchen sink, or backyard kiddie pool! ...Try nine fun experiments with water to learn about the properties of water, water pressure, buoyancy, surface tension, and more. Build a boat, a tiny waterwheel, soapy spinning disks, and communicating vessels. The experiment manual is printed on waterproof plastic cards instead of paper. Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at AfterSchool.com

Learn how plants germinate from seeds, how they grow, what they need to grow, what they produce, and how their roots, stems, and l...eaves work. 16-page color guidebook. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 7.7in length x 7.7in width x 2.2in height Weight: 0.6lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$29.60 $32.95 at AfterSchool.com

Explore the invisible and amazing power of magnets with 33 engaging experiments and games. This science experiment kit contains ma...ny magnets of different shapes and sizes, and a variety of other components with which you can explore this classic scientific subject. Experiment to determine which materials are magnetic and which are not. Learn about magnetic poles and magnetic fields. Discover how Earth behaves like one giant magnet, and how we use compasses to take advantage of this phenomenon to determine which way is north. Conduct a series of experiments to learn first hand how magnets behave and interact under different conditions. Make invisible magnetic fields visible using iron filings in an enclosed transparent box. Build an electromagnet to learn how electricity relates to magnetism. Finally, have some fun with what you have learned by playing some games with magnets. The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Recommended Ages:8 ? 15 Dimensions: 13.09in length x 2.6in width x 8.9in height Weight: 1.6lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at AfterSchool.com

Discover the science of living things with this complete introductory microscope kit. The beautifully illustrated experiment manua...l guides you through observations of many living specimens found in and around your home: onion cells, pond water, chloroplasts, plant stem cross sections, microorganisms, mouth cells, meat cells, different types of hair and fur, dust mites, bugs, pollen in honey, and much more. See how an onion cell shrivels and how an earthworm wiggles. Analyze the differences between the hair on your head and the sheeps hair in your wool sweater. The kit includes three prepared specimens on a slide, four blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, needle, section slicing tool, and vial. Learn how to use these tools to prepare slides and how to use the microscope to examine them. Investigate how the lenses in a microscope bend light to magnify images. The ocular lens, or eyepiece lens, of the microscope has an adjustable 12x to 18x magnification power. When combined with the three objective lenses, this results in a total magnification power of 96x to 750x. It has a battery-powered light and a mirror to light up the specimens. The full-color, 32-page manual covers microscope setup, usage, and many fascinating observations of biological specimens. Dimensions: 16.8in length x 11.5in width x 3.2in height Weight: 1.4lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$35.90 $39.95 at AfterSchool.com

Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Experiment with four chemi...cally different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals, and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom colored crystals. Display your crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. Mold your own geode ? a hollow rock with crystals growing inside ? and create a beautiful crystal cavern inside. Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal, and many small crystals on the surface of a rock. Measure how the crystallization of solids out of a solution, and the dissolution of crystals back into solution, affect the temperature of the solution. Learn about the energy of crystallization. Investigate solutions, crystallization, and the chemistry of crystal growing. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes. This kit is thoroughly tested and safe: Over one million units of this kit have sold worldwide. A full-color, 32-page experiment manual guides your experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science. Recommended Ages:12 ? 15 Dimensions: 16.8in length x 3.2in width x 11.5in height Weight: 2.9lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$23.30 $25.95 at AfterSchool.com

Play the role of archaeologist as you explore this pyramid model and the treasures buried within. After using hieroglyphics to dec...ipher the secret to unlocking the pyramid, use tools and techniques similar to those of a real archaeologist to carefully excavate a sarcophagus and four canopic urns from the hardened sandy catacomb inside. Practice the best techniques for excavating an archaeological site, such as digging, troweling, screening, brushing, and record keeping. As you uncover the artifacts in the pyramid, you will learn about important aspects of archaeological science, including surveys, excavation, conservation, dating, and remote sensing. Learn how to create a gridded excavation site and a diorama. Investigate the layout of the pyramid, its various chambers, hidden passageways, and security devices by constructing a three-dimensional cross section of the pyramid. A full-color, 32-page manual gives step-by-step instructions for the activities and experiments. Recommended Ages:8 and up Weight: 3.29 lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$34.95 at AfterSchool.com

Last century, the effort to put humans on the moon inspired a whole generation of scientists and engineers. More recently, we have... been captivated by new discoveries made by robots on Mars. Our internet, GPS maps, and telecommunications networks all depend on satellites. Whether youre putting humans on the moon, robots on Mars, or satellites in orbit, you need rockets built by rocket scientists. This kit is, in fact, rocket science. But that doesnt mean its difficult or boring! Physics comes alive in this action-packed series of experiments centered around a specially-designed stomp-on rocket launcher with three foam rockets. Launch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forces. Build a balloon-propelled rocket, boat, and race car. Play a game to try to hit target planets with the foam rockets. Explore the physical principles of gravity and inertia. Learn about air pressure. Read up on the different vehicles humans have used to escape Earths gravitational pull. Dimensions: 13.1in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Weight: 1.3lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at AfterSchool.com

Begin a lifetime of scientific investigation and understanding with 25 fun experiments in five key areas: nature, physics, chemist...ry, air, and water. Learn what plants need to grow, build a barometer, see how water climbs, watch plants sweat, and investigate plant propagation. Discover how a magnifying glass enlarges, how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, how sundials tell time, and how a motion picture works. Investigate air pressure, air flow, hovercraft, paper airplanes, and suction. Write secret messages, float a paper clip, blow super bubbles, observe capillary action, and test displacement. Build a soap-driven boat, mix oil and water, experiment with evaporation, paint with sugar, and watch a balloon inflate itself. With a 48-page guidebook, Stepping into Science teaches science fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments, while also introducing children to the scientific method itself. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 14.59in length x 11.5in width x 3.1in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.40 $34.95 at AfterSchool.com

Science is often said to be magic, and magical phenomena are often explained with science. This kit gives kids a fun way to explor...e scientific occurrences and principles by doing exciting tricks and performances for an audience. The 20 easy tricks in this kit always have scientific explanations behind them, even if they appear to defy the laws of physics and nature. The tricks include levitating objects, making objects appear as if to move on their own, gravity-defying water, magically puncturing an apple with a flimsy plastic straw, a magical funnel that wont let water through, resting a balloon on a bed of nails without it popping, disappearing water, a magical balancing butterfly, levitating a funnel on a string, a magic box that makes objects disappear, and many more. Fun demonstrations include: What falls faster, a feather or a heavy weight? Can you blow bubbles into two glasses of water at the same time? Can you make a water balloon rise up on its own from the bottom of a tub of water? The kit also includes a small cardboard theater, props, tickets, and flyers to set the right stage for your magic show. The 48-page, full-color, comic-book style manual guides you through the preparation and performance of 20 magic tricks. Dimensions: 16.8in length x 11.5in width x 3.2in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$49.40 $54.95 at AfterSchool.com

Almost everyone has heard of a chemistry set. But until this kit was introduced, a physics set was almost unheard of. Physics is a...n essential science for everyone, and this kit provides a comprehensive explanation of mechanical physics. Through building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments with the models, you will learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics. Start by building small models, such as a fixed pulley, to learn about basic forces and simple machines. Then, work your way up to more complex machines, such as a pendulum clock, to learn more advanced concepts like work and centripetal force. This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of you. This kit includes more than 300 building pieces. The 64-page, full-color manual presents assembly instructions, experiments and explanations in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner. Recommended Ages: 8 years and Up Dimensions: 11.5in length x 3.1in width x 14.6in height Weight: 2.3lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$23.30 $25.95 at Casa

Play the role of archaeologist as you explore this pyramid model and the treasures buried within. After using hieroglyphics to dec...ipher the secret to unlocking the pyramid, use tools and techniques similar to those of a real archaeologist to carefully excavate a sarcophagus and four canopic urns from the hardened sandy catacomb inside. Practice the best techniques for excavating an archaeological site, such as digging, troweling, screening, brushing, and record keeping. As you uncover the artifacts in the pyramid, you will learn about important aspects of archaeological science, including surveys, excavation, conservation, dating, and remote sensing. Learn how to create a gridded excavation site and a diorama. Investigate the layout of the pyramid, its various chambers, hidden passageways, and security devices by constructing a three-dimensional cross section of the pyramid. A full-color, 32-page manual gives step-by-step instructions for the activities and experiments. Recommended Ages:8 and up Weight: 3.29 lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.40 $34.95 at Casa

Astonish yourself with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as you explore human perception and the physics of light. Ex...periment with light and the color spectrum by building a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock, and diffraction glasses. Learn how the eye and a camera are similar and how they are different. Build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses. Investigate lenses and light refraction. Experiment with spatial vision and depth perception with 3D glasses and an Ames room model. Find your blind spot and watch things disappear. View stunning optical illusions involving shapes, color, depth, and scale. Make a curved line look straight. Turn cardboard transparent. See the world shrink. Make white by mixing red, green, and blue, and see colors in black and white. See firsthand how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape, and motion. Conduct over 35 experiments, guided by the 48-page, full-color manual. Recommended Ages:8 and up Dimensions: 13.09in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$33.20 $36.95 at Casa

Explore chemistry as you cook up candies and chocolates in the kitchen! Perform a number of sweet experiments and learn important ...physical science principles related to candy and cooking. Discover why sugar crystallizes to make rock candy. Learn about specific heat and the phases of matter by molding chocolates. Use a thermometer and learn about heat and temperature while boiling sugar. Gain experience with measurements and conversions, volumes, and weights. Investigate the chemistry of gummy bears. Learn about the mysterious phenomenon of triboluminescence with wintergreen candies. Make gummy candies, chocolate shapes, and hard sugar candy using the special tools included: plastic and metal molds, candy thermometer, spatula, dipping fork, and more. Finish them with foils, paper cups, sticks, and wrappers. The 48-page, full-color manual provides instructions and explanations. Does not contain hazardous chemicals or food items; you supply the safe ingredients from your kitchen. Recommended Ages:10 ? 15 Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at Casa

Become a science sleuth as you practice the science of fingerprint detection and collection. Collect fingerprints by dusting them ...with black powder and lifting them with clear stickers. Design a fingerprint file card and take prints from your friends and family. Learn how the FBI classifies fingerprints. Once you have mastered fingerprinting, put your skills to the test by playing a detective game to find and match prints. Learn why our fingers leave prints and why they are such solid evidence in criminal investigations. Features: Recommended Ages: 8 years and up Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at Casa

Explore the exciting science of electrochemistry with this fun electric lab. Build a battery that produces electricity from lemon ...juice. Use the battery to power a digital clock with LCD display. Experiment with using other acids, such as cola or even salty water, to power your clock. Learn the basics of electricity, electrochemical reactions, batteries, and conductors and insulators. Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95 at Casa

Thames and Kosmos Gyrobot Gyroscopes are used in countless devices. From smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airpl...anes and space telescopes, gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary. With this kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope! Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. By constructing seven different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives. The models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. At the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscope. A gyroscope is a rapidly spinning wheel mounted in such as way that its axle can move in any direction. Because of the laws of physics, the gyroscope reacts to external forces differently than a non-spinning wheel would: it resists forces in certain directions. This behavior allows it to be used for all sorts of applications related to balance, rotation, and orientation. Fun, hands-on experiments with the motorized gyroscope unit make these physical laws tangible and easier to comprehend. The word gyroscope comes from the Greek words gyro, for circle or rotation, and skopeein, meaning to see. The name was originally coined by a scientist who built the device in an experiment to see Earths rotation. Although gyroscopes are used in very sophisticated devices, essentially they are simple mechanical instruments. A childs spinning toy top is a simple example of a gyroscope. A full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations. 102 pieces. Product Measures: 14.5 x 3 x 11.5 Recommended Ages: 8 years and up Weight: 2.29 lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$35.90 $39.95 at Casa

Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Experiment with four chemi...cally different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals, and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom colored crystals. Display your crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. Mold your own geode ? a hollow rock with crystals growing inside ? and create a beautiful crystal cavern inside. Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal, and many small crystals on the surface of a rock. Measure how the crystallization of solids out of a solution, and the dissolution of crystals back into solution, affect the temperature of the solution. Learn about the energy of crystallization. Investigate solutions, crystallization, and the chemistry of crystal growing. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes. This kit is thoroughly tested and safe: Over one million units of this kit have sold worldwide. A full-color, 32-page experiment manual guides your experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science. Recommended Ages:12 ? 15 Dimensions: 16.8in length x 3.2in width x 11.5in height Weight: 2.9lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$34.95 at Casa

Last century, the effort to put humans on the moon inspired a whole generation of scientists and engineers. More recently, we have... been captivated by new discoveries made by robots on Mars. Our internet, GPS maps, and telecommunications networks all depend on satellites. Whether youre putting humans on the moon, robots on Mars, or satellites in orbit, you need rockets built by rocket scientists. This kit is, in fact, rocket science. But that doesnt mean its difficult or boring! Physics comes alive in this action-packed series of experiments centered around a specially-designed stomp-on rocket launcher with three foam rockets. Launch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forces. Build a balloon-propelled rocket, boat, and race car. Play a game to try to hit target planets with the foam rockets. Explore the physical principles of gravity and inertia. Learn about air pressure. Read up on the different vehicles humans have used to escape Earths gravitational pull. Dimensions: 13.1in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Weight: 1.3lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.40 $34.95 at Casa

Science is often said to be magic, and magical phenomena are often explained with science. This kit gives kids a fun way to explor...e scientific occurrences and principles by doing exciting tricks and performances for an audience. The 20 easy tricks in this kit always have scientific explanations behind them, even if they appear to defy the laws of physics and nature. The tricks include levitating objects, making objects appear as if to move on their own, gravity-defying water, magically puncturing an apple with a flimsy plastic straw, a magical funnel that wont let water through, resting a balloon on a bed of nails without it popping, disappearing water, a magical balancing butterfly, levitating a funnel on a string, a magic box that makes objects disappear, and many more. Fun demonstrations include: What falls faster, a feather or a heavy weight? Can you blow bubbles into two glasses of water at the same time? Can you make a water balloon rise up on its own from the bottom of a tub of water? The kit also includes a small cardboard theater, props, tickets, and flyers to set the right stage for your magic show. The 48-page, full-color, comic-book style manual guides you through the preparation and performance of 20 magic tricks. Dimensions: 16.8in length x 11.5in width x 3.2in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at Nordstrom

Curious minds will delight in an easy-to-use kit that investigates the myriad marvels of science. A full-color manual will not onl...y introduce the fundamentals of the field, but also guide budding scientists through 25 exciting experiments as they assemble a barometer, tell time with a sundial and even build a soap-powered boat! Ages 5 and up. 14 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 3". Includes materials and a 48-page full-color manual for 25 experiments. By Thames and Kosmos; imported. Kids Wear. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$49.95 at AfterSchool.com

Thames and Kosmos Gyrobot Gyroscopes are used in countless devices. From smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airpl...anes and space telescopes, gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary. With this kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope! Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. By constructing seven different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives. The models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. At the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscope. A gyroscope is a rapidly spinning wheel mounted in such as way that its axle can move in any direction. Because of the laws of physics, the gyroscope reacts to external forces differently than a non-spinning wheel would: it resists forces in certain directions. This behavior allows it to be used for all sorts of applications related to balance, rotation, and orientation. Fun, hands-on experiments with the motorized gyroscope unit make these physical laws tangible and easier to comprehend. The word gyroscope comes from the Greek words gyro, for circle or rotation, and skopeein, meaning to see. The name was originally coined by a scientist who built the device in an experiment to see Earths rotation. Although gyroscopes are used in very sophisticated devices, essentially they are simple mechanical instruments. A childs spinning toy top is a simple example of a gyroscope. A full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations. 102 pieces.Product Measures: 14.5 x 3 x 11.5 Recommended Ages: 8 years and up Weight: 2.29 lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$64.95 at AfterSchool.com

Follow your nose on a fragrant journey through the science, history, and art of making perfumes. Experiment with countless fragran...ce combinations on your way to becoming a master perfumer. Start by learning about how your nose and brain work together to perceive smells. Next, play some games with scents to train your nose. After a look at the history of fragrances and the current theories behind perfume design, you will be ready to start making your own perfumes. This kit is a complete perfumer?s laboratory including eight perfume oils, finishing solution, decorative flacons and important tools of the trade. The perfume oils are the same as those used in high-quality designer perfumes. The 32-page, full-color book blossoms with information about the biology of smell, the chemistry of scents, the fine fragrance industry, and the history of perfumes. Recommended Ages: 10 years and Up Dimensions: 14.6in length x 11.5in width x 3.1in height Weight: 2.3lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at AfterSchool.com

Become a science sleuth as you practice the science of fingerprint detection and collection. Collect fingerprints by dusting them ...with black powder and lifting them with clear stickers. Design a fingerprint file card and take prints from your friends and family. Learn how the FBI classifies fingerprints. Once you have mastered fingerprinting, put your skills to the test by playing a detective game to find and match prints. Learn why our fingers leave prints and why they are such solid evidence in criminal investigations. Features: Recommended Ages: 8 years and up Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at AfterSchool.com

Take your experiments on the road with this travel-friendly science kit! The kit includes everything you need to do fun experiment...s on road trips, plane flights, train rides, and vacations. Assemble a simple pair of binoculars and learn how they work. Set up a mini cable car to run between car windows or airplane tray tables. Explore rotational speed with a spinning disk experiment. Build a balance scale to measure weights. Calculate how far a distance is on a map, and how fast you are traveling. Learn fun facts about migrating animals and how fast Earth is traveling through space. Experiment with a mini boomerang. Observe optical illusions with a spinning top. Make a lenticular postcard that looks different depending on the viewing angle. Recommended Ages:8 ? 15 Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at AfterSchool.com

Budding botanists will love getting their hands dirty in this unique biological science experiment kit. Learn about plants and see...ds by conducting experiments in a specially designed botanical laboratory with greenhouse domes. Assemble the domed greenhouses, complete with thermometers and ventilation. Construct an automatic watering system to keep your plants from getting too thirsty. Grow beans, cress, and zinnia flowers, and learn how each plant has different needs. Experiment with plant cells and capillary action. Learn how roots work to transport water and nutrients throughout a plant. Conduct experiments that demonstrate how plants need water, light, and heat to grow. Discover the strength of a bean and how leaves sweat. See why grass grows back after it is cut and how cuttings can grow roots. Germinate fruit and vegetable plants from the seeds in your kitchen. Grow a flower garden. Make tiny plaster bugs to decorate your garden. Collect seeds with your socks, and grow a funny grass head. Make leaf and bark rubbings. Learn how you can force budded branches to bloom in winter. With a 48-page, full-color illustrated guidebook, this kit teaches botany fundamentals with step-by-step instructions for the hands-on experiments as well as growing information for many common plants. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 14.6in length x 3.1in width x 11.5in height Weight: 1.8lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$49.40 $54.95 at Casa

Almost everyone has heard of a chemistry set. But until this kit was introduced, a physics set was almost unheard of. Physics is a...n essential science for everyone, and this kit provides a comprehensive explanation of mechanical physics. Through building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments with the models, you will learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics. Start by building small models, such as a fixed pulley, to learn about basic forces and simple machines. Then, work your way up to more complex machines, such as a pendulum clock, to learn more advanced concepts like work and centripetal force. This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of you. This kit includes more than 300 building pieces. The 64-page, full-color manual presents assembly instructions, experiments and explanations in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner. Recommended Ages: 8 years and Up Dimensions: 11.5in length x 3.1in width x 14.6in height Weight: 2.3lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at Nordstrom

Eco-friendly minds will delight in an easy-to-use environmental-science experiment kit. A five-chapter manual not only provides a ...comprehensive introduction to various topics in the field like waste management and climate change, but also guides them through a series of hands-on experiments, including constructing a miniature water-treatment plant and manufacturing recycled paper. Perfect for budding green engineers conscious of their carbon footprints. Ages 8 and up. 14 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 3". Includes a 48-page full-color manual. By Thames and Kosmos; imported. Kids Wear. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$69.95 at Nordstrom

Budding scientists will delight in 25 mind-blowing experiments that they can demonstrate to friends and family. A full-color manua...l will not only give them a basic grounding in scientific principles, but also guide them through how to make flame-proof fabric, bend a spoon, move particles with a magic wand, and more. Its not magic?its science! Ages 12 and up. Includes materials and a 64-page full-color manual for 25 experiments. By Thames and Kosmos; imported. Kids Wear. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at Nordstrom

Curious minds will be buzzing with excitement over an easy-to-use building set centered around the science of vibration. A full-co...lor manual not only explains how vibration is used in everyday equipment like cell phones and video-game controllers, but also guides them step-by-step through building seven different machines that incorporate vibration technology?including a dancing robot, a Mars rover and a doodling machine. Ages 8 and up. 14 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 3". Includes a 24-page full-color manual for building 7 models. By Thames and Kosmos; imported. Kids Wear. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at AfterSchool.com

Explore the exciting science of electrochemistry with this fun electric lab. Build a battery that produces electricity from lemon ...juice. Use the battery to power a digital clock with LCD display. Experiment with using other acids, such as cola or even salty water, to power your clock. Learn the basics of electricity, electrochemical reactions, batteries, and conductors and insulators. Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$14.95 at AfterSchool.com

Join a global chemistry experiment! 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry, and scientists, educators, and students around th...e world are uniting to conduct the largest experiment ever. The subject is water, our most precious natural resource. This kit offers you the tools you need to participate. Test water quality with pH and carbon dioxide analysis. Build a water filter tower to clean dirty water. Experiment with water purification by evaporation. Learn how science can be used to give people around the world access to clean water. Ages 8 and up. Recommended Ages: 8 years and Up Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$31.40 $34.95 at YoYo.com

Experiment with fascinating soap bubbles to learn physical science fundamentals in a fun way. For countless generations, people ha...ve been captivated by the unique properties of soap bubbles. See for yourself why these elegantly simple structures of soap, water, and air are still studied by scientists, modeled by mathematicians, emulated by architects, and immortalized by artists and writers. Blow giant bubbles, mini-bubbles, bubbles within bubbles, chains of bubbles, and bubble blankets. Mix the perfect bubble solution. Learn about the love-hate relationship between soap and water, and the scientific phenomenon of surface tension. Observe the subtle colors of bubbles, and discover how a bubbles color can reveal when it will pop. Make geometric bubble shapes and build soap film domes, roofs, and bridges. You can also learn some tricks and games that you can play with bubbles. The full-color, 48-page book guides you through 29 experiments. Recommended Ages:8 and up Dimensions: 13.1in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Weight: 1.6lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Play the role of archaeologist as you explore this pyramid model and the treasures buried within. After using hieroglyphics to dec...ipher the secret to unlocking the pyramid, use tools and techniques similar to those of a real archaeologist to carefully excavate a sarcophagus and four canopic urns from the hardened sandy catacomb inside. Practice the best techniques for excavating an archaeological site, such as digging, troweling, screening, brushing, and record keeping. As you uncover the artifacts in the pyramid, you will learn about important aspects of archaeological science, including surveys, excavation, conservation, dating, and remote sensing. Learn how to create a gridded excavation site and a diorama. Investigate the layout of the pyramid, its various chambers, hidden passageways, and security devices by constructing a three-dimensional cross section of the pyramid. A full-color, 32-page manual gives step-by-step instructions for the activities and experiments. Recommended Ages:8 and up Weight: 3.29 lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$58.40 $64.95 at YoYo.com

Enroll in CHEM C1000 and prepare for a lifetime of fascination with this essential science through 125 diverse experiments. Start ...with an introduction to the field of chemistry and famous chemists. Set up your lab space and learn how to safely handle the lab equipment and chemicals. Learn about indicators with litmus solution and write a secret message in invisible ink. Test the inks from your colored markers on the chromatography racetrack to reveal their different color components. Experiment with air pressure, surface tension, and the physical properties of fluids. Experiment with two well-known metals, iron and copper. Investigate carbon dioxide. Dissolve metals with electrochemical reactions. Explore water and its elements, saturated and unsaturated solutions, and crystals. Split water into hydrogen and oxygen with electrolysis, and form oxygen from hydrogen peroxide. Experiment with soaps, detergents, and emulsions of water and oil. Investigate chemistry in the kitchen by experimenting with sugar, honey, eggs and proteins, fatty acids, and calcium. Begin to build a strong foundation in chemistry with exposure to a broad range of chemical phenomena and hands-on laboratory experiences. This kit provides clear instructions for preparing and performing the experiments, offers safety advice, offers explanations for the observed occurrences, and asks and answers questions about the results. Thorough safety precautions and instructions ensure safe experimentation. Professional quality equipment helps you make the most of your chemistry experiments. 80-page, full-color experiment manual. Recommended Ages:10 ? 15 Dimensions: 14.6in length x 3.1in width x 11.5in height Weight: 2lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Curious minds will explore the wonderful worlds of the physical and life sciences through a fun, fifteen-chapter book that guides ...them through 100 thrilling experiments. They?ll learn and investigate Bernoullis Principle, the electromagnetic spectrum, the circulatory system, centrifugal force and more! A perfect foray into the field for the someday scientist. Ages 10 and up. Includes materials and a 112-page full-color manual for 100 experiments. By Thames and Kosmos; imported. Kids Wear. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$39.95 at YoYo.com

Begin a lifetime of scientific investigation and understanding with 25 fun experiments in five key areas: nature, physics, chemist...ry, air, and water. Learn what plants need to grow, build a barometer, see how water climbs, watch plants sweat, and investigate plant propagation. Discover how a magnifying glass enlarges, how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, how sundials tell time, and how a motion picture works. Investigate air pressure, air flow, hovercraft, paper airplanes, and suction. Write secret messages, float a paper clip, blow super bubbles, observe capillary action, and test displacement. Build a soap-driven boat, mix oil and water, experiment with evaporation, paint with sugar, and watch a balloon inflate itself. With a 48-page guidebook, Stepping into Science teaches science fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments, while also introducing children to the scientific method itself. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 14.59in length x 11.5in width x 3.1in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Learn how plants germinate from seeds, how they grow, what they need to grow, what they produce, and how their roots, stems, and l...eaves work. 16-page color guidebook. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 7.7in length x 7.7in width x 2.2in height Weight: 0.6lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Hydropower has been used for hundreds of years in watermills and is now commonly used to generate electricity in applications such... as hydroelectric dams and tidal power plants. Explore the power of water by building models and conducting experiments with them. Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy from moving water - from a waterwheel in a small stream to a giant turbine in a tidal power station.<p>Build a waterwheel, a sawmill, and a hammer mill to harness the energy of moving water to do different types of physical work. Investigate the intriguing properties of water by performing experiments involving surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion. Learn about water pressure by building a water tower, communicating vessels, and a water fountain. </p> Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Last century, the effort to put humans on the moon inspired a whole generation of scientists and engineers. More recently, we have... been captivated by new discoveries made by robots on Mars. Our internet, GPS maps, and telecommunications networks all depend on satellites. Whether youre putting humans on the moon, robots on Mars, or satellites in orbit, you need rockets built by rocket scientists. This kit is, in fact, rocket science. But that doesnt mean its difficult or boring! Physics comes alive in this action-packed series of experiments centered around a specially-designed stomp-on rocket launcher with three foam rockets. Launch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forces. Build a balloon-propelled rocket, boat, and race car. Play a game to try to hit target planets with the foam rockets. Explore the physical principles of gravity and inertia. Learn about air pressure. Read up on the different vehicles humans have used to escape Earths gravitational pull. Dimensions: 13.1in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Weight: 1.3lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Explore the exciting science of electrochemistry with this fun electric lab. Build a battery that produces electricity from lemon ...juice. Use the battery to power a digital clock with LCD display. Experiment with using other acids, such as cola or even salty water, to power your clock. Learn the basics of electricity, electrochemical reactions, batteries, and conductors and insulators. Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Grow dozens of dazzling crystals and conduct 15 illuminating experiments with this classic science kit. Experiment with four chemi...cally different crystals each with different properties, including potassium alum crystals that form regular octahedrons, rapidly growing sodium sulfate crystals, long needle-shaped sodium acetate crystals, and plaster which is made from gypsum crystals. Mold fun plaster shapes, including stars, lightning bolts, dolphins, and pyramids, and grow layers of crystals on them. Use dyes to form colored crystals, and mix the dyes to grow a rainbow of custom colored crystals. Display your crystal creations in a clear treasure chest with a locking lid. Mold your own geode ? a hollow rock with crystals growing inside ? and create a beautiful crystal cavern inside. Experiment with growing crystals rapidly and slowly, and observe how that affects the crystal structures. See if you can grow one giant crystal, and many small crystals on the surface of a rock. Measure how the crystallization of solids out of a solution, and the dissolution of crystals back into solution, affect the temperature of the solution. Learn about the energy of crystallization. Investigate solutions, crystallization, and the chemistry of crystal growing. Learn about the structures and geometries of different crystal shapes. This kit is thoroughly tested and safe: Over one million units of this kit have sold worldwide. A full-color, 32-page experiment manual guides your experiments in crystal chemistry and Earth science. Recommended Ages:12 ? 15 Dimensions: 16.8in length x 3.2in width x 11.5in height Weight: 2.9lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Thames and Kosmos Gyrobot Gyroscopes are used in countless devices. From smartphones, tablets, and video game controllers to airpl...anes and space telescopes, gyroscopes perform tasks ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary. With this kit, children can explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building seven motorized models, including a robot that can balance on two linear wheels and move along a tightrope! Kids will learn about the physical science principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. By constructing seven different models with the motorized gyroscope unit, young engineers can experiment with and learn about the science of gyroscopic devices and the indispensable role they play in our lives. The models include the gyroscopic robot, a balancing personal vehicle, a gyro horizon (or artificial horizon), a gyrocompass, a balancing game, a tightrope walker, and a flight simulator. At the core of these models is a unique motor-driven gyroscope. A gyroscope is a rapidly spinning wheel mounted in such as way that its axle can move in any direction. Because of the laws of physics, the gyroscope reacts to external forces differently than a non-spinning wheel would: it resists forces in certain directions. This behavior allows it to be used for all sorts of applications related to balance, rotation, and orientation. Fun, hands-on experiments with the motorized gyroscope unit make these physical laws tangible and easier to comprehend. The word gyroscope comes from the Greek words gyro, for circle or rotation, and skopeein, meaning to see. The name was originally coined by a scientist who built the device in an experiment to see Earths rotation. Although gyroscopes are used in very sophisticated devices, essentially they are simple mechanical instruments. A childs spinning toy top is a simple example of a gyroscope. A full-color, 24-page, illustrated experiment manual provides step-by-step assembly instructions and scientific explanations. 102 pieces.Product Measures: 14.5 x 3 x 11.5 Recommended Ages: 8 years and up Weight: 2.29 lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Budding botanists will love getting their hands dirty in this unique biological science experiment kit. Learn about plants and see...ds by conducting experiments in a specially designed botanical laboratory with greenhouse domes. Assemble the domed greenhouses, complete with thermometers and ventilation. Construct an automatic watering system to keep your plants from getting too thirsty. Grow beans, cress, and zinnia flowers, and learn how each plant has different needs. Experiment with plant cells and capillary action. Learn how roots work to transport water and nutrients throughout a plant. Conduct experiments that demonstrate how plants need water, light, and heat to grow. Discover the strength of a bean and how leaves sweat. See why grass grows back after it is cut and how cuttings can grow roots. Germinate fruit and vegetable plants from the seeds in your kitchen. Grow a flower garden. Make tiny plaster bugs to decorate your garden. Collect seeds with your socks, and grow a funny grass head. Make leaf and bark rubbings. Learn how you can force budded branches to bloom in winter. With a 48-page, full-color illustrated guidebook, this kit teaches botany fundamentals with step-by-step instructions for the hands-on experiments as well as growing information for many common plants. Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Dimensions: 14.6in length x 3.1in width x 11.5in height Weight: 1.8lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Join a global chemistry experiment! 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry, and scientists, educators, and students around th...e world are uniting to conduct the largest experiment ever. The subject is water, our most precious natural resource. This kit offers you the tools you need to participate. Test water quality with pH and carbon dioxide analysis. Build a water filter tower to clean dirty water. Experiment with water purification by evaporation. Learn how science can be used to give people around the world access to clean water. Ages 8 and up. Recommended Ages: 8 years and Up Dimensions: 8.09in length x 2.2in width x 5.09in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Astonish yourself with optical illusions and amazing visual phenomena as you explore human perception and the physics of light. Ex...periment with light and the color spectrum by building a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock, and diffraction glasses. Learn how the eye and a camera are similar and how they are different. Build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses. Investigate lenses and light refraction. Experiment with spatial vision and depth perception with 3D glasses and an Ames room model. Find your blind spot and watch things disappear. View stunning optical illusions involving shapes, color, depth, and scale. Make a curved line look straight. Turn cardboard transparent. See the world shrink. Make white by mixing red, green, and blue, and see colors in black and white. See firsthand how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape, and motion. Conduct over 35 experiments, guided by the 48-page, full-color manual. Recommended Ages:8 and up Dimensions: 13.09in length x 8.9in width x 2.6in height Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Explore the invisible and amazing power of magnets with 33 engaging experiments and games. This science experiment kit contains ma...ny magnets of different shapes and sizes, and a variety of other components with which you can explore this classic scientific subject. Experiment to determine which materials are magnetic and which are not. Learn about magnetic poles and magnetic fields. Discover how Earth behaves like one giant magnet, and how we use compasses to take advantage of this phenomenon to determine which way is north. Conduct a series of experiments to learn first hand how magnets behave and interact under different conditions. Make invisible magnetic fields visible using iron filings in an enclosed transparent box. Build an electromagnet to learn how electricity relates to magnetism. Finally, have some fun with what you have learned by playing some games with magnets. The full-color, 48-page manual guides your experiments with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Recommended Ages:8 ? 15 Dimensions: 13.09in length x 2.6in width x 8.9in height Weight: 1.6lb Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Almost everyone has heard of a chemistry set. But until this kit was introduced, a physics set was almost unheard of. Physics is a...n essential science for everyone, and this kit provides a comprehensive explanation of mechanical physics. Through building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments with the models, you will learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics. Start by building small models, such as a fixed pulley, to learn about basic forces and simple machines. Then, work your way up to more complex machines, such as a pendulum clock, to learn more advanced concepts like work and centripetal force. This hands-on approach is both fun and effective because the principles of physics are demonstrated right in front of you. This kit includes more than 300 building pieces. The 64-page, full-color manual presents assembly instructions, experiments and explanations in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner. Recommended Ages: 8 years and Up Dimensions: 11.5in length x 3.1in width x 14.6in height Weight: 2.3lb Read More

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